Testimonial

Katrina

Katrina

Best group around.

Katrina

Submitted January 10 2017

Imogene D

Your web has answered so much questions for me, a couple of months ago i had lost 3 hermit crabs and that was really disappointing. So I decided to look up a couple of things, and i came across the crab street journal. I had found out that you need lots of things that i didn’t have and those were the reasons my crabs died. Now that i read some of those things i have two very happy active and curious hermit crabs.

Imogene

Imogene


Submitted August 21, 2016

Isabella S.

If it weren’t for this sight, I would have thought my crab died. Instead, you taught me he was molting!

Isabella S

Isabella S


Submitted October 12, 2016

Ellie R

I’m so glad I found Crab Street Journal! Online searches have always provided a motley assortment of information and misinformation alike, but the guides on CSJ are clear and easy to understand, especially for a crabbing beginner like me. Their Newbie Guide and Emergency Help especially were a godsend, and I’ve been having loads of fun trying out the user-submitted recipes in the Recipe Book. I LOVE this website! Thank you CSJ for promoting proper pet care!

Ellie R

Ellie R


Submitted October 17, 2016

Jordin B

When I was in elementary school we always had school fairs. The fair I will always remember was the fair that had the “crab walk”. Like a cake walk the music starts and you walk in a circle until it stops. The draw a number and if the number they draw is the number you are standing on you win a cake or in this instance a small hermit crab. I went home that night, my parents money all spent in one place, with at least 6 little friends. I didn’t have them long though and as a kid I thought that they just didn’t live very long but after that I was obsessed!
Jump forward to me at 27 with my own house. I was planning a trip to Myrtle Beach and I knew I was getting hermit crabs again but this time they were going to live longer because I knew they could. I did my research before the trip and found out they need salt and fresh water, sand a coco fiber and places to hide and climb, and extra shells (not painted). I bought all the things I would need and set up the tank so it would be ready for the arrival. When I got them home I put them in the tank and decided I wanted to share pictures and experiences with others that would understand my strange obsession. The people who were on vacation with me certainly did not understand. All I heard the entire time was “but they stick and they are ugly and they only live like a year, what’s the point? So I set out to find some hermit crab groups online.
That is when I found crab street journal, and LHCO. That’s when all my thoughts that I was doing right by my hermies came to a screeching halt. I was floored with the amount of incorrect information I had been fed from pet stores, pet boards and google searches. I realized the conditions of my childhood crabs was like a torchers chamber and the 10 gallon tank I had my current crabs in was no better than pay by the hour roach motel and the food pellets, why not give them poison and be done with it! I suddenly felt like my hermit crabs were dead already.
So I started reading everything and started shopping. I got an 80 gallon tank, fresh and dried food online, chia sprouts, the right sized heater, gallon each pools, so much stuff to hide and climb on they won’t know what hit them, enough shells to wear a new one every day for a year, moss, 8-10 inches of sub properly mixed, prime water conditioner, instant ocean, everything boiled and primed.
I brought my babies home on September 6th. I have worked on their new crabitat almost every day since and have gotten amazon prime shipments at least twice a week. The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for this weekend and I am super excited. I can’t wait to get my crabs in there and thriving. I also found that there is the opportunity to be come and adopter on crabstreet and I plan to include myself on the site in the spring. Because of this site and the amazing people on it who also help people every day on Facebook I have come a long, long way in the past month and light years away from the kid who brought home 6 poor crabs from school.

Jordin B

Jordin B


Submitted October 17, 2016

Kirsten H

Long ago, I got a hermit crab, book, and wire cage with a sponge…naturally the poor thing died, because all the information i got was wrong.
Thanks to Crab Street Journal I now have two ten gallon tanks with fresh and salt water and lots of substrate, and am building a 75 gallon crabitat.

Kirsten H

Kirsten H


Submitted October 17, 2016

Alex P

My sister and I have had hermit crabs for over 5 years. When we first started, they were in critter keepers with improper food, water, and substrate. Slowly, with the help of csj and other sites, we learned that our set up was wrong and made improvements. Although it took a long time, we did what we could for our crabs. Joining the LHCOS Facebook group helped me learn a lot more. We were able to improve our tank even more. While it still isn’t perfect, we are continuing to improve it. Although I am not able to be near my crabs at college (😢), this page and group have allowed me to help others, see others’ crabs, and hear stories (these little guys can be funny). I am part of a community that is fun and educational. I have talked to new people and learned more about hermit crabs than I did in my first few years of owning them. Thank you CSJ for 15 years of service to hermit crabs and their people!

Alex P

Alex P


Submitted October 17, 2016

Karin L

This site offers great hermit crab care, stories and information.

Karin L.

Karin L.


Submitted October 16, 2016

Sandra B.

When I first started as a hermit crab parent, I had no idea there was a passionate hermit crab community. The Crab Street Journal and the community it supports helped me become a better crab parent. There are always fun things going on and great pictures to look at! So much great information and inspiration for the crabitat. Hermit crabs are so fun to have, but the support and passion of the community makes it so much better. Thanks Crab Street Journal for all you do!

Sandra B.

Sandra B.


Submitted October 16, 2016

Kristen H.

The Crabstreet Journal is one of the best Hermit Crab sites you can find! I have learned so much from this site and would highly recommend it to any crabber. When I first started adopting crabbies, this site provided me with so much information. Also, when I was just starting my Hermit hobby, I got two from the beach. Then as soon as I got home I did more research to figure out how to care for these little guys. This was the first site I came to and I was surprised with all the information I found. Now, I have a properly set up Crabitat and this site greatly helped me get to that; I am forever grateful. 🙂 🙂 P.S. I still have one of my beach crabbies-Sir Reginald (it’s been about a year and a half now).

Kristen H.

Kristen H.


Submitted October 14, 2016